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Creativity in pre-school education - CREANET

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									Creativity
in pre-school
education
 The Creanet Network aims at developing a
  European forum for discussion, research,
 exchange of best practices on creativity in
preschool education from a multidisciplinary
     and cross-institutional perspective.


      Two specific aspects of investigation:
           ▪ creativity and contexts
              (spaces, materials, relations)
      ▪ creativity and expressive languages
    THE NETWORK


     → 12 partners

→   40 associated partners
PROJECT LENGTH
    Project partners                         (12 partners)


•   Municipality of Scandiano, Reggio Emilia – Italy (lead applicant)
•   SERN (Management cordinator)
•   University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - Science of Education
    Department - Reggio Emilia, Italy
•   Landratsamt Enzkreis - Germany
•   University of Jyvaskyla (Istitute for Educational Research & Ago) –
    Finland
•   Norrkopings Kommun – Sweden
•   University College Lillebaelt, Odense – Denmark
•   Instituto Politecnico de Beja – Portugal
•   Klaipeda University, Faculty of Pedagogy – Lithuania
•   Liepaja University, Faculty of Pedagogy - Latvia
•   Murcia University – Educational psychology - Spain
•   Municipality of Verteneglio - Croatia
 Expected impact

• 80 ACADEMIC SCHOLARS in the field of
  education

→1400 through dissemination

• 280 TEACHERS, EDUCATORS, PEDAGOGICAL
  COORDINATORS, PRESCHOOL MANAGERS

→7000 through dissemination
• 200 DECISION MAKERS AND CIVIL SERVANTS at
  different institutional levels

→1700 through dissemination

• 4.000 FAMILIES OF CHILDREN attending
  preschool services (through dissemination)

• (Indirectly) CHILDREN attending the preschool
  services involved.
             Aims of the project
1.   To create a European forum for discussion open to those interested
     in preschool issues;

2.   To identify, compare and exchange the metodologies, approaches
     and environments that encourage the development of creativity;

3.   To increase the quality of the educational offer by improving the
     competences/skills of the preschool teaching staff;

4.   To use creativity as a mean to boost the educational and social
     inclusion of children and families belonging to minorities and/or
     disadvantaged groups;

5.   To strenghten the European dimension, in particular within the
     frame of the Lifelong Learning Programme, and to stimulate
     creativity from the earlier stages of the pupils’ personal
     development.
    Main types of activities
1.The research activities aimed at developing a
  European approach to creativity in preschool
  throught literature review, fieldwork and action-
  research;

2. The exchange of best practies among pre-
   schools, structured in two working groups dealing
   respectively with “contexts” and “expressive
   languages”;

3. Annual conferences to develop new projects,
   presenting the results of the reserch and to
   exchange best practices.

								
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